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Excerpt from my Thesis...

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Well as I drag my feet in completing my thesis one giant leap of a chapter at a time, I wanted to share with you some of the first chapter and the purpose behind writing my thesis on image - precisely being made in the image of God. This is something I do not believe we focus on or understand the power of being His creation made in His image. Here goes nothin...


Irenaeus once said, “The glory of God is man fully alive, and the life of man is the vision of God.”[1]The beginning of Genesis testifies man being made in the image of God. Isaiah 43:6-7 points out the purpose, “I will say to the north, Give up, and to the south, Do not withhold; bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth,everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”[2] God created us in his image to best glorify himself. Sinclair Ferguson stated, “In Scripture, image and glory are interrelated ideas. As the image of God, man was created to reflect, express, an…

"7 : An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess"

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I haven't read a book in a long time that has challenged me as a whole in a long time and 7 by Jen Hatmaker has done it. I am only on the third chapter and my whole being is engrossed and cannot put down researching justice, changing my perception of what I want vs. what I need and single handily pillaging my closets and drawers. 

Below is more about the book and I hope you take the time to read it and trrrryyyyy it! Ehhh hmmm there are modified versions of each of the experiments. God's at work and I'm loving how He is using Jen's story to challenge me. I can say I feel closer to Jesus and the true heart of His purpose then I have in a long time when it comes to possessions, waste, food, clothes, media, stress, and shopping. 

You will be challenged, you will laugh, you'll want to love deeply, sometimes pull your hair out and occasionally whine over how hard it is. It will rock your world, but all because it bring more glory to God. It's getting back to the simpl…